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Re: when in the rough

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Sun, May 10 2009 9:44 AM (1 replies)
  • shawn431
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    Sun, May 10 2009 9:22 AM

    I assumed that when I am in the rough and the meter at the bottom telling me that it is a 30%-50% lie means that my 100 yard club should only go 30-50 yards. Why am I finding that this is not the case? Most of the time it is going nearly the same distance as the club should...especially when chipping.

  • nivlac
    2,188 Posts
    Sun, May 10 2009 9:44 AM

    The percentages indicate how much of the ball's surface area is not visible.  The thicker your lie, the worse distance you'll get from it.

    As a rule of thumb, in the rough, 20-25% lies are about 1/2 club up.  30-40% lies are about a club or a little more.  40-50% lies are 2-3 clubs.  Different types of shots are affected in different ways by these various lies, so there's really no substitution for practice here.